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Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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Where is Varennes, Québec, Canada? 

Varennes is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River in the Regional County Municipality of Lajemmerais.

The history of Varennes starts with the arrival of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières in New France. René Gaultier, sieur de Varennes, was given three concessions by intendant Jean Talon in 1672, le Tremblay, la Gabelle and Varennes. Jaques-René, one of his sons, was the second seigneur of Varennes.

Five seignories later composed the Varennes parish. They were the seignories du Cap de Varennes, de l'île Sainte Thérese, de Grand Maison, du Cap de la trinité and du Cap Saint-Michel.

The town was captured by the British during the Seven Years' War. It was part of Quebec then of Lower Canada before it returned to be part of Quebec again.

Varennes gained the status of city in 1972.wikipedia


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Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - Beauchemin ancestral home

The home was originally built in the late 1600s in Varennes.  It was in the Beauchemin family for over 300 years but then there was a family fight about it and it was left empty for a few years.  Someone bought it at the end of the the last century and restored it lovingly.  Modernized the inside but kept the outside as original as they could.  In my book, it was the house where Marie and Nicolas went to live with their son Paul. On 22 April 1695 Nicolas and Marie renounced all ownership on all their possessions and gave it all to Paul, born in 1662, with the approval of all the other children and went to live with him.  Paul was married the first time to Louise Bissonnette  on January 8, 1691 and they had 5 children.  His second marriage was to Marguerite Gamelin.
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

Beauchemin ancestral home

The home was originally built in the late 1600s in Varennes. It was in the Beauchemin family for over 300 years but... Read MORE...
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes
30, rue de la Fabrique, Varennes, QUÉBEC J3X 1R1
Established 1692
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Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes
30, rue de la Fabrique, Varennes, QUÉBEC J3X 1R1
Established 1692
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Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - St. Joachim Chapel, Built in 1831
Chapelle de procession Saint-Joachim à Varennes, Québec, Canada
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

St. Joachim Chapel, Built in 1831
Chapelle de procession Saint-Joachim à Varennes, Québec, Canada
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - Beauchemin Ancestral Home Drawing
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

Beauchemin Ancestral Home Drawing
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes) - “The Beautiful Old Houses of Quebec.”
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

“The Beautiful Old Houses of Quebec.”

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1672 - Varennes founded

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1692 - Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes established at Varennes

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1828 - Accidents by Lightning
During the thunder storm on Friday evening, last, the electric fluid alighted on the house of an...Read MORE...

1832 - VARENNES,
seigniory, in the co. of Vercheres, between Boucherville and Cap St Michel or La Trinite, is...Read MORE...

1873
VARENNES, a thriving post village in Vercheres co., Que., on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 18...Read MORE...

News  1888 - To Pray For Rain. Canadians Suffering From the Effects of a Drouth.
MONTREAL, Aug. 3 - The continual drouth in the country district has revived the project to have...Read MORE...

1897 - Serious brush fires are raging and doing much damage in the vicinity of St. Come, St. Julie and Varennes, Que.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
October 29, 1897
1903 - Escaped Inmate of Asylum Recognized
Son of Seigneur of Varennes Seen at Old Orchard.

Special to the Boston Journal.
Old Orchard,...Read MORE...

1906
Varennes, a post-village of Vercheres co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence River, 12...Read MORE...

1906 - Five Small Boys Drowned in Brook
Varennes, Que., Nov. 24. - While on their way to school yesterday five little boys attempted to...Read MORE...

Varennes
Varennes, Québec, City, pop 20 950 (2006c), 19 653 (2001c), inc 1972. Varennes is located on the...Read MORE...


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